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tonight on "nightline," freeing casey. casey anthony will go free in ten days, as outrage over the not guilty verdict simmers. so, what's next for anthony? a book deal? an adult movie? according to her letters from prison, she's dreamed of becoming a parent again. tabloid trashed. a shocking case of media malpractice. hacking phones from celebrities to royals to a murdered teen. moggal murdoch shuts the paper down. >> i'm not saying any comments. >> as this scandal spreads. and jaws of the wild in the water. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, right here. >> on the plains of the ice,
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he's the nature photographer who will stop at nothing to get the unforgettable shot. tonight, we go in for a close-up. good evening, i'm terry moran here in orlando, florida, where the stunning reality is now clear. casey anthony is going free, and soon. so, what now? another child? a memoir? those are only two of the possibilities the former murder suspect mentions in her letters from prison. but she'll have to face simmering public hostility. he is a widely recognizable figure andnd passions around th trial are running so high that a judge today temporarily sealed the names of all the jurors for their own protection. casey anthony walked into court
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a changed young woman, her hair down, her mood buoyant, a new lease on life. >> the defendant, casey anthony, is before the court for sentencing. >> reporter: having already served nearly three years in jail, and convicted on only four misdemeanors the only question today was, how soon would she be free? >> mr. mason, mr. baez, anything else you would like to say? prior to sentence. >> reporter: outside the courthouse, the fury among the few dozen protesters was turning ugly and menacing. >> eye for an eye. >> reporter: there weren't many of them, especially in greater orlando's 2 million people, but some of their signs and their threats kept u ua genuine mood of many people across the country. a dangerous mood. >> is she going to drink champagne tonight? i don't think so. >> trials have to be shorn of emotion. >> reporter: harvard law professor alan dershowitz sees
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the casey anthony case is a prime example of how the justice outside of the courthouse from what happens inside. >> judges, juries are supposed to be beyond the emotion. they're supposed to look at the facts in a hard, cold, calculating way. and they're supposed to resolve the case based on just the evidence that they've heard. not the emotions of the moment. >> reporter: inside the orlando courtroom, judge belvin perry imposed the sentence. >> i will sentence you to one year in the oranan county jail, imposing a $1,000 fine on each count. all four counts to run consecutive to each other. >> reporter: four years, credit for time served plus good behavior. what that means? casey anthony will go free on sunday, july 17th. >> another o.j.
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>> in the simpson case, there was so much focus and so much heat from the moment of timing the case and it never stopped. >> he made no reference to the defendant's statement and he didn't even know about the defendant's statement. >> reporter: marcia clark prosecuted o.j. simpson for murder and lost. >> no prosecution can ever answer all the questions. no prosecution can ever resolve all possible doubts. that's why we have a standard of beyond a reasonable doubt. but if a jury is simply looking for a reason, a reason to doubt, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is was like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big pieces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. . >> could it happen this way or that way? any expert, like with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could
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be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality television. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey ananony, all that is just a moot argument now. what happens to her? what will her life be like after next wednesday? during the time casey was in jail, she exchanged letters secretly with another inmate. they were later discovered and seized by authorities. in one, she said she wants to write a book. "i'm thinking of a partial memoir/comedy/relationship advice for those not in the know. it's a way to settle many rumors and to share my insight about love, life and most important,
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god." in another, she reveals her desire to be a mom again. "i always wanted to adopt a baby or child from another country. is it selfish to want one from ireland? accent and all? if i do it some day, i'll adopt local. u.s. wise." >> how does she go home to her parents now? where does she live? there's always that huge firestorm of people out there who now feeling that she got away with murder or at least manslaughter. how does she live? >> reporter: there's already a popular movement to stop casey anthony from earning any money from her notoriety. and the prosecution is now trying to recover the high costs of the extensive investigations all her lies triggered. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: she has her freedom, in ten days. she's a high school dropout, little work experience. and she will wear a mantle of infamy, as she enters a wowod
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>> announcer: "nightline" continues from orlando, florida, with terry moran. aliens impregnate reality tv star. headlines like that one are just part of the london tabloid tradition. but lurking behind those sensational front pages is a cut-throat competition for readers. and now, there's news of just
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how far one tabloid went in a quest for scoops. it is shocking the entire world. here's abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: it has been the bane of british sportsmen, celebrities, even the royals. all of them had their deepest secrets revealed by "the news of the world." just ask hugh grant, who lashed out at the london tabloid on the bbc. >> you guys have no morals at all. no scrupels at all. you don't care who got hurt as long as you are able to sell your newspaper with a lot of money. >> reporter: say the word tabloid here in britain, and people think of "the news of the world." nothing would stop it in pursuit of a sensational headline. not human decency, not even breaking the law. >> we've always had in britain a vivid tabloid culture. irreverent. but in the last two to three decades, that has descended beyond the gutter into the sewer. and that has happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch
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entered the british newspaper market. mr. murdoch, in my view, has debased and debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget it. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with its staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitability, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sununalley, idaho, where he ran from reporters.
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>> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and heir to speak for the company. >> we now know tht the practices that we're talking about here were such that we've fundamentally breached a trust with our readers. >> reporter: the paper violated that trust by hacking into the voicemail of some of the most vulnerable people. exhibit one. milly dowler. in 2002, this nation was riveted by the story of 13-year-old milly dowler, who had vanished. this week, it was revealed that the paper listened to her voicemail, deleting old messages to make room for new ones. that activity gave her family and police hope that she was alive. false hope. milly was later found murdered. >> it is absolutely disgusting at what has taken place. >> reporter: exhibit two. the terrorist bombings. six years ago, terrorist bombings in london killed 52 people. grieving families learned the newspaper hacked their cell
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phones throhling for intimate details for stories. >> it's a violation, isn't it? and i -- i still don't know what i think about it. other than i'm really angry. really angry. >> reporter: exhibit three. britain's war dead. today, allegations that the paper hacked voicemails of the families of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan in search of sensational scoops. paul mcmullan was a reporter and editor at "the news of the world" for more than a decade. >> i would never in an interview tell anyone, though, that i was a "news of the world" reporter. and i would entrap stars to either try and sell me cocaine, that was fairly standard fare. all sorts of, we call them blags, to get information out of people. >> reporter: did you at some point say to yourself, we're crossing the lines here? >> very much so. but there was no -- there was no
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concept of, you must stop now. you have to get the story at all costs. >> reporter: we are now learning that more than 4,000 people, celebrities, politicians, victims of crime and tragedy, were targeted by "the news of the world." that reporters were bribing police officers for scoops and stealing to get its stories. are we talking about potential criminal charges here? >> oh, yeah. definitely. >> reporter: and tonight, we are hearing that those criminal charges are imminent. a former editor of "the news of the world" is expected to be arrested tomorrow. others will follow. media critic peter obourn says while to politicians knene for years of the illegalities of the "news of the world "until now no one dare take on murdoch. >> they were derfide of murdoch. he the ability to destroy their careers. >> reporter: but instead, he has destroyed one of the oldest newspapers in the world, and a country's faith in news reporting. i'm jeffrey kofman for reporting. i'm jeffrey kofman for "nightline" in london. seen one up heard t
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well, the images you're about to see were obtained at great personal risk and discomfort, not only because of freezing wind and scalding sun, but because of razor sharp teeth and claws built for ripping prey to shreds. their wildlife cameraman says the waiting is the hardestst pa. here's abc's stephanie sy for our series "into the wild." >> reporter: think of it as the original reality tv. but capturing drama in the wild isn't easy. andy casagrande's wildlife photography has been featured in some the criticallll acclaimed nature programs. andy captures the money shots. the stalk, the chase, the takedown and the kill.
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>> so, we just got a cheetah kill. kind of happened in tall grass but i got the shot. here we go again! heading north on the polar bear express. >> reporter: but his job requires constant travel and incredible patience. >> i'm a professional at waiting. seriously. this is what i do. right camera? >> reporter: endless waiting, unpredictable weather and equipment snafus are part of the job. >> low temperature. cannot access media. what? my camera just froze. come on, you [ bleep ] camera. >> reporter: is it frustrating to be at the mercy of nature and the weather all the time? >> extremely, yeah. i kind of have a joke is that sometimes you give these animals nicknames like spiky or george, but sometimes you give them nicknames that are swear words and it can be frustrate bug it's definitely the best job in the world. >> reporter: andy's specialty is filming great white sharks.
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and unlike most cameramen, he gets out of the cage. >> kids, don't try this at home. >> reporter: but andy only goes into the water if visibility is clear. otherwise, he's at risk of being ambushed. >> in television, you can cheat things. and make it look closer than it appears. but to me, i don't want to cheat the audience. i want them to see a great white for what it really is, up close and personal. >> reporter: filming hungry carnive rouse beasts requires courage and ingenuity. and he's got tons of specially rigged camera equipment. >> hd camera mounted to the back. full digital camo. good luck, dude. >> reporter: including a remote-controlled truck that comes face to face with hungry lions. >> the camo killer has just been swatted by a big male lion and it's now flipped over. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: tiny, high quality
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cameras have brought wildlife photography to a new level. but getting that stunning shot of a shark breaching or a lion attacking its prey can take months. and when it happens -- >> go, go, go, quick. straight ahead. straight ahead. >> reporter: -- it's'so quick, half the time, you misisit. like when andy was in the wrong position to capture this lion kill. >> wow. that happened so fast. >> reporter: but his biggest challenge recently was the extreme cold of the arctic, where he was out to film polar bears, the largest land predators on the planet. day after day he scoured t t tundra for tracks, by land and by air. waitit. then, waited more. >> come on, polar bears. where are you? >> reporter: after six months, the production's time and money ran out, and all andy had to show for it was some trippy footage of solar lights captured one evening.
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>> seriously, it's unreal. >> reporter: determined to get the shot, he used his own money to keep the expedition going. and on the last day, struck gold. >> there they are! finally. six months i've been looking for polar bears. finally, i find them. it's a mom and two cubs. one big happy family. >> reporter: is it as glamorous as it looks? >> sometimes. yeah. sometimes it's glamorous. sometimes, i remember, i didn't change my trousers for 17 days. and i hadn't showered in ten and, you know, you almost forget about basic human needs because you're so focused on getting those shots. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm stephanie sy in new york. >> "killer shots" premieres this friday july 8th on nat geo. well, thanks for watching abc news. we hope you check in for "good morning america." diane sawyer's emotional e of interview with


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